The Rockford Files/The Battle-Ax and the Exploding Cigar

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The Battle-Ax and the Exploding Cigar
Season 5, Episode 14
Airdate January 12, 1979
Teleplay by Rogers Turrentine
Story by Mann Rubin and
Michael Wagner
Directed by Ivan Dixon
Produced by David Chase and
Chas. Floyd Johnson
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The Battle-Ax and the Exploding Cigar is the fourteenth episode of the fifth season of The Rockford Files, and the one hundred third episode overall.

Starring: James Garner (Jim Rockford)

Also Starring: Noah Beery (Joseph "Rocky" Rockford), Joe Santos (Sgt. Dennis Becker) (credit only)

Guest Stars: Marge Redmond (Eleanor Bateman), Sully Boyar (Bernard L. Petrankus), Lane Smith (CIA Agent Donnegan), Charles Weldon (Watkins), Lawrence Casey (Echo Seven)

and Glenn Corbett (Agent Spelling)

Co-Starring: Mitzi Hoag (Margaret), Dawson Mays (ATF Agent Tony Musia)

Co-Starring: Mary-Nancy Burnett (Jill), Lindsay V. Jones (Susan), Antonie Becker (Stacy)

with Roscoe Born (Tallafero), James McAlpine (1st Policeman), Dennis Holahan (Agent Kaiser), Joe Bratcher (2nd Policeman), Bob O'Connell (Col. Huxley), Kirk Mee (Agent Pearce), John Trujillo (Deputy)


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